A. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)

1. Sept. 8 - Dec. 1 Gender Institute Fall 2014 Dissertation Writing Workshop 

2. Tue. September 16 Feminist Research Alliance Workshop: Jessica Delgado, Princeton University, "Women as Witnesses: Gossip, Confession and the Local Impact of the Mexican Inquisition"

3. Tue. September 23: Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention: September 2014 Colloquium 

4. Wed. September 24: Una Chaudhuri, NYU, "Performing (in) Anthropocene: Queer and Prismatic Ecologies in Contemporary Theatre" a

5. Thurs. September 25: Roslyn Diprose, "The Body and Politics"

6. Sat. September 27 - Fri. October 3: Gender Week 2014

7. Wed. October 8: Gender Week 2014: Gardens in the Early 20th Century

B. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships


C. RESEARCH (click to see details below)

1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call 









1. Sept. 8 - Dec. 1: Fall 2014 Dissertation Writing Workshop, 207 Commons, UB North Campus

Meeting once per week each Monday for thirteen weeks, these writing workshops aim to provide a structure and incentive for Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations on topics related to women and/or gender to make steady, demonstrable progress by meeting every week to write, to discuss their work, and to report on their progress.

For each workshop, participants will write for two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a discussion and lunch period (light lunch will be provided by the Gender Institute).

The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Staunch commitment to the weekly meetings is required for participation; more than two missed sessions will result in dismissal from the workshop.

Capacity has been reached for the workshop, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email the workshop's facilitator Tina Žigon, at tzigon@buffalo.edu.

Visit the page on our website, at http://genderin.buffalo.edu/PhDWorkshop.shtml, for a description, photo, and testimonials from previous dissertation workshops., for a description, photo, and testimonials from previous dissertation workshops.


2. Tue. September 16: Jessica Delgado, Princeton University, "Women as Witnesses: Gossip, Confession and the Local Impact of the Mexican Inquisition"
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 207 UB Commons, North Campus

This talk will explore an aspect of women’s interactions with the Mexican Inquisition that is often overlooked: namely, the role of women as witnesses and their participation in local investigatory mechanisms. The Inquisition tapped into women’s informal communication networks as well as their sacramental and personal relationships with priests, and in doing so, made witnesses out of a far larger number of women than would otherwise come into contact with the Inquisition. Although most of the resulting testimony never led to a full trial, participating in these local processes nonetheless significantly affected women’s devotional practices and social reputations. Exploring this aspect of women’s experience of the Mexican Inquisition sheds light on the local impact of the Inquisition; the role of both priests and women in Inquisitorial justice; and the relationship between gendered concepts of sin and scandal, women’s sacramental practices, and colonial efforts to enforce religious orthodoxy.

Sponsored by the Feminist Research Alliance and Early Modern Research Workshops.

3. Tues. Sept 23: September 2014 Colloquium: How Lack of Education on Disabilities Promotes Bullying: What You Need to Know to Prevent It
Presented by the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., 415 Baldy Hall

David V. Whalen, Founder & Project Director, Disability Awareness Training, Niagara University

Everyone needs disability awareness training, regardless of their role in service delivery and education. A lack of knowledge may promote discrimination and oppression, which could lead to acceptance of victimization, abuse, and bullying. The ability to combat this starts with awareness. This presentation will focus on the methods and tools used to address and prevent bullying of individuals with disabilities provided by the First Responders Disability Awareness Training program. Brown bag lunch; light refreshments provided. This is a free event, but registration is required (see below) by Friday,
September 19. https://gseweb.gse.buffalo.edu/org/register/alberti-colloquium-2014-sep/



4. Wed. September 24: Una Chaudhuri, NYU, "Performing (in) Anthropocene: Queer and Prismatic Ecologies in Contemporary Theatre"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m., 306 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Pioneer in the field of "eco-theatre," Una Chaudhuri is Collegiate Professor and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University. She is the author of No Man’s Stage: A Semiotic Study of Jean Genet’s Plays, and the award-winning Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama, editor of Rachel’s Brain and Other Storms: The Performance Scripts of Rachel Rosenthal, and co-editor, with Elinor Fuchs, of Land/Scape/Theater.

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute


5. Thurs. September 25: Roslyn Diprose, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia, "The Body and Politics"
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., 640 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature

More details TBA.

6. Sept. 27 - Oct. 3: Gender Week 2014

Please join us for:

*Sat.  Sept. 27: 4th Annual “Break the Cycle Bike-a-Thon and Walk”
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Isle View Park in Tonawanda

The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, along with other Western New York domestic violence agencies, will hold the fourth annual “Break the Cycle Bike-a-Thon and Walk” on Saturday, September 27, 2013 at Isle View Park in Tonawanda. 

"The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence reports that in 2012 alone nearly 32,000 people across New York were victims of assault by intimate partners; 74 of those victims were killed" (Erie County press release). 

Riders and walkers can also register the day of the event. Registration is $15 for adults, $8 for children under 12, and family registration (for four people) is $30.

To register for the Bike-a-Thon and Walk or to donate to the Tribute Garden in memory of victims of domestic violence, please go to:  http://tributegardenwny.org.

*Monday, Sept. 29, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Tiffin Room, North Campus

The Janice L. Moritz Distinguished Lecture on Women and Labor, Prof. Erin Hatton,
Sociology, UB

followed by our

Annual Welcoming Reception for New and Returning Faculty

The event is free to attend, but please RSVP by clicking here.

*Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 280 Park Hall

Aztlán Unprotected: Reading Gil Cuadros in the Aftermath of a Pandemic Dr. Julie Minich, Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin

This talk engages disability theory to explore what gay Chicano writer Gil Cuadros, who depicts the HIV/AIDS pandemic’s early years in Los Angeles, teaches us in the era of its so-called aftermath. Cuadros explores the racialization of the virus, the consequences of treating a public health catastrophe as a private concern, and the political stakes of seropositive sexuality. Dr. Minich holds a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from Stanford University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Smith College. She is the author of Accessible Citizenships: Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico (Temple University Press, 2013).

This event is cosponsored by the UB Center for Disability Studies and Queer Studies Research Workshop, and the Departments of Transnational Studies, English and Romance Languages

*Thursday, Oct 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Exhibit, Casa de Arte Gallery, 141 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

"Color and Gender in the Aztec and Maya Cultures: Our Legacy"
Exhibit curated by Margarita Vargas, Romance Languages and Literatures, UB


*Friday, Oct 3, 9:00 am- 10:00 pm
Gender Institute’s Fall Symposium, “Gender & Color”

Daytime location: 9:00 am, 105 Harriman Hall, University at Buffalo South Campus,

featuring roundtable discussions and panels by various scholars, artists, and curators as well as keynote lectures by:

Anne Eaton, Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jolene Rickard, Assoc. Professor of History of Art & Visual Studies; Director of the American Indian Program, Cornell University

Beth Tauke, Assoc. Professor of Architecture; Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs, UB School of Architecture

Evening location: 8:00 p.m. at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
(1285 Elmwood Avenue,
Buffalo, NY 14222)


"First Friday" keynote lecture by David Batchelor, Artist & Art Theorist, London

Sponsored by the Gender Institute, in partnership with the UB Art Galleries, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Casa de Arte Gallery.

This event is free but registration requested: Gender & Color Symposium Registration

Watch our website for more details to come: http://genderin.buffalo.edu/gender&color.shtml

7. Wed. October 8th Roundtable: Gardens in the Early 20th Century
7:00 pm, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

The Graycliff Conservancy, Inc. will present three of the foremost experts on garden and landscape design of the early 20th century in a special roundtable at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo. The discussion will be wide-ranging, and cover both the “big-picture” such as trends during the early part of the century, to more specific topics such as developments in design/layout and the historic plant materials used to create certain effects—many of which are still in vogue today.

Appearing that evening will be: Patricia O’Donnell, Pradnya Martz and Laura Burchfield. They will be introduced by moderator Terrence Robinson.

Since 1987, Patricia M. O’Donnell has been the principal and founder of Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners. She has completed more than 450 cultural landscape preservation and sustainability projects with attention to historic character, community engagement, sustainability, environmental quality, handicapped access, education, and interpretation. Her extensive resume includes sixty six professional awards, including those from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and its separate chapters in Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Rhode Island and Vermont; the Virginia Historic Preservation Award; the New York State Preservation League; Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Preservation, among many others. Ms. O’Donnell has a Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Pradnya Martz has served as the curator for the Weltzheimer-Johnson House in Oberlin, Ohio since 1998. The house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as its landscape, were the subject of an article by Martz on the subject that appeared in the Spring, 2013 issue of SaveWright, published by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy. B. Arch. She received her Masters in Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The co-author of American Home Landscapes: A Design Guide to Creating Period Garden Styles, Laura L. Burchfield (no relation to Charles Burchfield) teaches residential design, plant selection, and landscape management at The Ohio State University. She has Master's degrees in both landscape architecture and horticulture from The Ohio State University and lectures and writes on many aspects of horticulture and landscape design.

The roundtable will touch on such subjects as the variety of design and plant materials in early 20th century gardens in the United States; the landscape designs of Frank Lloyd Wright during this period; and increased mobility in the United States during the early 20th century, and its impact on gardens and landscapes.

This roundtable is made possible with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the County of Erie, County Executive Mark Polancarz and the Erie County Legislature; and the Baird Foundation. We are grateful to sponsors Burchfield-Penney Art Center and Embassy Suites Buffalo



1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship




1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call

Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for research projects related to lesbian health issues....
The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research. The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.






Early Modern Research Workshop

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

Landscape Across the Disciplines Research Workshop

Urban Image Research Workshop




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